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CNN
Feb 9, 2013 4:00am PST
reports coming up just ahead. >>> in other news, michelle obama will attend today's funeral for hadiya pendleton, the student was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. cnn's athena jones has more. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown to attend a funeral of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. she was a child who had used social media urging her friends to speak out. don't join gangs. and now she's gone. >> pendleton was killed a mile from the first family's home in chicago. a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. an elementary school in newtown, shopping mall in oregon, house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, count
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 3:00am PST
giffords called on congress to enact tougher gun laws. >>> this weekend michelle obama attended the funeral for the 15-year-old chicago honor student who was gunned down just a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. here's more on the service. >> reporter: the first lady traveled here because she and the president were heartbroken to learn of the passing and wanted to offer condolences. she did not speak, but she did meet before the service with friends and classmates and had a private meeting with her family. the service was about 3 1/2 hours long and it included remarks from a long list of friends, classmates, teammates and family members. some of it quite emotional. let's listen to what her mother had to say. >> you don't know how hard this really is. and those of you that do know how hard this is, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. no mother, no father, should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: this service was also meant to be a celebration of her young life, this is a young woman excited to go to college one day, perhaps major in journalism or pharmacology. her parents sa
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 4:00am PST
times. and you're on the short list for michelle obama's inaugural gown. how has that impacted your life? i mean, working and designs for michelle obama. >> it's an amazing experience. amazing journey that i'm so grateful for. it has changed my business. the awareness of my brand from here all the way to india where i was born, it's become so huge. people are just aware of the brand and the more aware you are of the brand, the biggest your business can become. >> does she get to keep the dresses? after she wears them and that exquisite white that she wore after the inauguration, does she get to keep it, does she return it? >> no, of course just like any other client, she's a client of mine. and she gets to keep her dresses. she gets those dresses, yes. >> and tonight we have the grammys and the oscars coming up. can we expect to see any of yof designs on the red carpet? >> i don't know because i've been so focused on my collection that i have to keep myself away from that for the moment because my show is in two days. i leave it for my pr to get all that stuff done. so jenny from my offi
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 3:00am PST
obama will attend today's funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, a chicago honor student and band majorette gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. police told our affiliates that pendleton had no gang affiliation and not likely the intended target. we'll have reports coming up later on this morning. >>> and then in phoenix, the murder trial of jodi arias took a dramatic turn this week. arias took the stand and admitted to killing her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. she described how she stabbed him 27 times, shot him in the face and slit his throat from ear to ear in self-defense. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> why? >> the simple answer is that he attacked me and i defended myself. >> arias will be back on the stand when that trial resumes on monday. if convicted, arias faces a possible death sentence. >>> snow continues to blanket the northeast, and if those dropping temperatures were not bad enough, hundreds of thousands now without power across new england. we are taking you live to massachusetts. that's just
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